8 Signs That Apple Customers Are No Longer Special

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  1. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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    From Wired Magazine: Full article here
     
  2. iParis macrumors 68040

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    YEAH. The company is expanding.
    Even though I don't own a Mac (unfortunately), I still feel special for being an Apple customer.
    My 2G iPod touch's screen shattered and they replaced it for free.
     
  3. Silencio macrumors 68020

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    Who cares? It's a fallacy to think one can express one's individuality through mass-produced consumer products.
     
  4. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    I never bought into that cult stuff. I only got a Power Mac because OS X (10.3 at the time) was better than anything else, plus Apple tends to be less obnoxious than Microsoft. Wanting to buy into a brand because of the perception of being "special" seems awfully lame to me.

    --Eric
     
  5. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68030

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    Being a Mac user may no longer be "special," but you still have to admit some of the stuff they do sell are special--especially the iPods that use the very elegant (and patented!) Click Wheel interface such as the current 4G nano and "6.5G" classic. No other portable music player comes close in its interface simplicity than what Apple did with the iPod. :)
     
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    I never thought Apples products were special, just better than their competitors, that's why I bought them, they aren't anything spectacular, they sell computers, software, mp3 players and a phone, they're not made fairy dust.
     
  7. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Back in the day, though, they really weren't considered "massed-produced consumer products" before the iPod. Apple Computers were always looked at as being for "specialists"

    Yes, it's different now with all their products...
     
  8. pawn3d macrumors regular

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    "Oh a Mac, are you a designer?"
    and people would reply with "Yes" or "No, I'm a musician".

    Now it's like:
    "Oh, Mac, are you an artist or..."
    "WTF, Dude. My cam is out! Oh, I'm sorry. Did you say something? I was vBlogging."
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Doesn't being called "Special" usually mean you were in the special education/slow kids class?
     

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